Arab Spring
Alaa Abdel Fattah Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah re-arrested after court revokes release order

A criminal court in Cairo revoked its own order for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and two other activists. Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime, has been in jail for nearly 6 years since 2013

A Tunisian Girl Tunisian blogger-activist who documented Ben Ali’s abuses and the 2011 revolution dies at 36

Lina Ben Mhenni started a blog called ‘A Tunisian Girl’ to report on the day-to-day events in Tunisia leading up to the 2011 Jasmine revolution and the ouster of Ben Ali

Who can stop the far-right?

The scope and scale of the right-wing resurgence this year shows the urgent need for greater working class mobilizations that can safeguard and deepen democracy and build coalitions

Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime

Protests broke out in several Egyptian cities, including Cairo, Luxor, Qena and Sohag, on September 27, despite bids by security forces to suppress the demonstrators with tear gas and barricades

Egypt coup Protests continue against president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt

The protests were sparked by videos by Mohammad Ali, an exiled businessman, highlighting president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s corruption. The protests are rooted in the common people’s rising economic hardships, along with the widespread oppression

What is at stake in Tunisia’s presidential elections?

Tunisia is all set to have its second presidential elections since the 2011 revolution on September 15. We take a look at the key issues, the major political forces and the vision of the left

Mohammed Morsi and tragedies of the Arab Spring

Mohammed Morsi’s life and politics since 2012 was a reflection of the contradictions and miscalculations by various sections of the anti-military forces that brought Egypt to where it is today

mohammed morsi death Mohammed Morsi and the legacy of the Arab Spring

Following the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha takes a look at his rise to power.

Protests break out in Tunisia after the death of 15 agricultural workers in accident

All major opposition parties, including the Workers Party, and trade unions, including the UGTT, have condemned the government’s failure to regulate the work and transport conditions of the agricultural laborers

Protests in Sudan and Algeria will reshape the region

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha discusses what impact the continuing protests in the North African countries of Sudan and Algeria can have on the region.

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi released from detention in Thailand

Hakeem al-Araibi, who was given asylum in Australia in 2014, was persecuted for his criticism of the Bahraini government’s suppression of protests in 2011. His was detained in Thailand for 76 days following an extradition request by the Bahrain

Tunisian government accepts union demands, hikes wages of employees

The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants

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